It's Official: My Son Dan Is a Lawyer
As he walked across the stage to claim his diploma, I realized that Dan had done it -- completed 3 years of law school and established himself as employed.
It seemed like just yesterday that we drove across the country to bring him the decrepit old Dodge Caravan and help him get established in an apartment prior to starting law school. I’m sure the demands of law school make that time seem somewhat longer to him. I’m also sure that as the temperatures start to soar once again he is questioning his sanity in staying on in Tucson to work.
I enjoyed the graduation speakers, all distinguished lawyers themselves. Invariably they admonished the graduates not to let work dominate their lives, to never let earning money come before carrying out the law, and to work hard to improve the public image of lawyers, which unfortunately has dipped to a new low.
From the time he was 10, I have known that Dan would be a lawyer. His ability to write well and to view things logically was apparent even then. I’m convinced that he will make a great lawyer, most likely fitting a lot of pro-bono work around a lucrative career.
Congratulations, Dan. I am so proud of you!